VOICES – Nexus Records 10317

Posted by

Nexus Records 10317 Music For Percussion and Symphony Orchestra NEXUS with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Peter Bay, conducting Connexus by John Wyre (20:30)

ORIGINS – Nexus Records 10295

Posted by

Nexus Records 10295 Live Improvisations This recording is a vivid reproduction of the kind of spontaneous, unrehearsed improvisation that can be experienced at a live NEXUS concert. The music on this disc was recorded directly from the studio floor to two track digital tape. Balance and mix were monitored and controlled in real time with… Read more »

The Responsibilities of a Professional Principal Percussionist

Posted by

This article was written for the Atlanta Percussion Newsletter in October 1991 by Bill Cahn A symphony orchestra, or for that matter any large organization comprised of many different people, is a complex and frequently difficult-to-understand entity. Seventy to one-hundred highly educated professionals – all having unique backgrounds in the study of their particular musical… Read more »

DANCE OF THE OCTOPUS – NEXUS with Judy Loman – CBC 2-1037

Posted by

CBC 2-1037 1 – Palta (7:13) Bob Becker [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 2-4 – Red Norvo Suite (13:16) Red Norvo, arr. William Cahn 5 – In Ancient Temple Gardens (13:55) William Cahn [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 6 – Fra Fra (5:59) arr. NEXUS 7 – African Funeral Song (4:38)… Read more »

Melodic Snare Drumming and Rudimental Arithmetic

Posted by

Melodic Snare Drumming is a conceptual approach to playing snare drum that involves physically hearing or – equally well – imagining a melodic accompaniment while performing or practicing. This idea is in fact very old, and for centuries was the system through which military-style drumming was taught, practiced and played. The first part of the… Read more »

The Paradoxes of Percussion

Posted by

In 1989 I was approached with the prospect of editing an issue of the Bristish publication Contemporary Music Review about contemporary percussion. At the time, I thought it would be very interesting to give percussion performers a forum in which to present some of their feelings about the professional situations into which they are drawn… Read more »

NEXUS NOW – Nexus Records 10262

Posted by

Nexus Records 10262 Marubatoo (13:05) John Wyre [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Fauna (13:17) William Cahn Cymbal (11:55) Bob Becker Rain Tree (11:10) Toru Takemitsu Remembrance (9:36) Robin Engelman

THE BEST OF NEXUS – Nexus Records 10251

Posted by

Nexus Records # 10251 Kobina Nexus (6:23) Triplets G.H. Green/Becker (2:31) Xylophonia J. Green/Becker (3:43) Passage Nexus (4:42) Amazing Space Nexus (4:04) The Birds William Cahn (9:38)

NEXUS PLAYS THE NOVELTY MUSIC OF GEORGE H. GREEN – Nexus Records 10273

Posted by

Nexus Records 10273 Featuring Bob Becker, Xylophone Soloist Fluffy Ruffles (2:31) G.H. Green/Cahn [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Rajah (3:16) G.H. Green/Becker Frivolity (2:59) G.H. Green/Cahn An Indian Story (2:59) G.H. Green/Becker Valse Brillante (6:28) G.H. Green/Becker

RAGTIME CONCERT – Nexus Records 10284

Posted by

Featuring Bob Becker, Xylophone Soloist Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Michael Craden, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre Triplets (2:27) G.H. Green/Becker [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Cross Corners (3:54) G.H. Green/Becker The Whistler (2:05) G.H. Green/Becker Nola (3:34) F. Arndt/Green & Cahn

THE ALTITUDE OF THE SUN – NEXUS with Paul Horn – Black Sun Records 15002-2

Posted by

NEXUS with Paul Horn, flutes and alto sax

This album was recorded in 1975. Through inspired improvisations, NEXUS and Paul Horn created an emotionally potent and stylistically diverse album that colorfully merged strong, earthy rhythms with cultural influences from South America, Africa, India, Tibet and the U.S.A.

* 1-8 – Paul Horn with Egberto Gismonti

Track 9 begins tracks with NEXUS

North Indian Drumming (lecture-demonstration)

Posted by

Discussion of the tabla – the most important percussion instrument in North Indian classical music: construction of the instruments; historical and cultural placement; basic aspects of the playing technique; repertoire and the structure of traditional solo performance; accompaniment techniques and improvisation. Will include demonstration performance on the drums. Questions and answers are a desirable aspect… Read more »

Out of Print Early NEXUS LP’s

Posted by

Paul Horn and Nexus (Epic KE33561) 1975 Nexus Ragtime Concert (Umbrella 002) 1976 Music of Nexus (NE 01) 1978 Under the Umbrella (CP 2/11) 1981 Changes (NE 05) 1982 Nexus & Earle Birney, vol. I-III (WRC1-2258, 2259 & 2260) 1982

West African Drumming (hands-on workshop)

Posted by

Discussion of basic structural principles found in many West African drum ensemble traditions: cyclic repetition; rhythmic ambiguity; conversation. Drum families and varieties of construction methods. Basic hand and stick techniques. Social aspects of music in African cultures. Most of the workshop is devoted to learning several traditional ensemble styles drawn primarily from the ethnic groups… Read more »

×